CNN Political Briefing – Podcast on CNN Audio

Biden Tries to Reassure Nation About Inflation
CNN Political Briefing
With inflation rising, stocks falling, and recession fears growing, President Joe Biden tried to look on the bright side today while recognizing Americans’ price pains. CNN Political Director explains how Biden can blame Russia’s war in Ukraine all he wants – but the squeeze families are feeling in their wallets is still happening under his watch. Will voters see it the same way in November?
Jun 14, 2022
7 mins

Jan. 6 Hearing Focused on ‘The Big Lie’
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Many people close to former President Donald Trump told him he lost the 2020 election, but he didn’t listen to them. That was the focus of the January 6 House select committee’s second hearing today, as CNN Political Director David Chalian explains. You’ll hear testimony from former Trump campaign aides, former Attorney General Bill Barr and others about what went down after Trump found out he lost.
Jun 13, 2022
8 mins

Trump “Lit the Flame” for Jan. 6
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Last night, the January 6 House select committee gave an overview of their findings so far in their first of many public hearings to come. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down the bombshells that came out of it, and what he thinks are the goals for these hearings. Plus, the former President has responded to what his own daughter brought up in her testimony.
Jun 10, 2022
9 mins

January 6th Panel’s Primetime Moment
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The January 6th House select committee holds its first public hearing tonight after spending 10 months investigating. CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down what to expect tonight and from hearings to come. Meanwhile, some Republicans close to former President Donald Trump are slamming the hearings before they’ve even started.
Jun 9, 2022
7 mins

Trauma from Mass Shootings Detailed in DC
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In the wake of two mass shootings at a school in Texas and a grocery store in upstate New York, those directly affected shared their tragic stories and called for legislative action to a House committee. You’ll hear several heartbreaking testimonies today, as CNN Political Director David Chalian explains the progress made so far by lawmakers on potential gun reform. Some of what you’ll hear is graphic – please listen with discretion and care.
Jun 8, 2022
7 mins

Why Both Parties Are Closely Watching CA
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It’s primary day in seven states today and both political parties will be closely watching the elections in California. CNN Political Director David Chalian explains why two local races in the Sunshine state will provide critical feedback about how to run campaigns for November and beyond.
Jun 7, 2022
7 mins

Jan. 6 Hearings Coming to Primetime
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This is a big week for the January 6th House select committee and former President Donald Trump is gearing up some GOP allies to go on the attack. CNN Political Director David Chalian shares what some committee members are previewing before Thursday’s primetime hearing and what viewers should expect. Will the committee succeed at capturing America’s attention?
Jun 6, 2022
7 mins

Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal
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This month marks 50 years since the Watergate scandal rocked the Nixon presidency, but many of the scandal’s lessons still seem fresh. We sat down with former Nixon White House aide John Dean, as CNN correspondent Kristen Holmes breaks down the Watergate scandal – and what it tells us as the Jan. 6th House select committee prepares for public hearings next week. Don’t miss the “Watergate: Blueprint for a Scandal” premiere this Sunday at 9pm and 10pm ET on CNN.
Jun 3, 2022
9 mins

Jan. 6 Texts Bring New Details
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Newly-revealed texts to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the Capitol insurrection show GOP lawmakers pleading for former President Donald Trump to intervene. CNN Editor-at-Large Chris Cilizza breaks down who sent the texts, and what’s in them. Plus, what Republican leaders are saying ahead of the Jan. 6th House select committee’s public hearings next month.
Jun 2, 2022
5 mins

A TX Community Mourns & Lawmakers Debate
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Lawmakers in both Texas and the nation’s capital are debating legislation in the wake of last week’s shooting in Uvalde. CNN correspondent Kristen Holmes explains the latest with the shooting investigation and what legislators at all levels are saying on both sides of the aisle. Has the time come for meaningful reform in the US?
Jun 1, 2022
7 mins